Community Impact Articles

American Indian College Fund Scholar Highlights Food Insecurity Among College Students While Providing Greater Access For SNAP Recipients

The challenges facing Native American students are many and diverse. Financial inequality, culturally insensitive institutions and access to broadband Internet are just a few regularly occurring barriers to higher education

The ecology of the sacred circle and the role of tribal colleges and universities

Indigenous education and philosophy are rooted in the concept of relationality – the relatedness of all things – within the framework of place-based experiences and knowledge. This article focuses on tribal colleges and universities

Native American student success: The effect of Tribal Colleges and Universities on Native American Student Retention

Fortunately, by attending a Tribal College or University (TCU) before attending a mainstream four-year institution, Native American students are four times more likely to receive their bachelor’s degree than their peers that attend a mainstream four-year institution immediately after high school (Boyer, 1997a).

How Colleges Can Welcome Native Students

American Indian College Fund President and CEO Cheryl Crazy Bull asks higher education institutions to address five areas to make college campuses more inviting to Native Americans.